To cut down overlapping functions and to ensure synergy, the union ministry for information technology had decided in December to merge the scattered advanced IT research bodies with C-DAC India. Thus the three centres of ER&DC, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkatta and Noida and NCST, CEDT, Mohali (Chandigarh) and C-DAC, Poona will come under the C-DAC umbrella, he said. The various functions will thus be synchronised by C-DAC. For instance, ER&DC goes for product development in control and instrumentation, networking, broadcase and communications, power electronics, ASIC design, and underwater electronics and training programmes in high-end software platforms. Some of these are now done by the other centres also. After April, such overlapping will stop, he said.
Mr Arora was addressing mediapersons after commissioning a multiprise mainframe computing facility, supported by Linux operating system, at the ER&DC, Thiruvananthapur-am.
The new facility, will effect about 40 per cent cost saving in operations, ER&DC director Neelakantan said.